Yamaha has reintroduced its high-end Clavinova CGP1000 digital piano featuring the technologically advanced function of the Clavinova CVP400 Series housed within an elegantly crafted 4ft 11in grand piano cabinet. This hybrid piano combines the accurate reproduction of sampling technology with the richly textured harmonic nuances of a real grand piano. […]

Yamaha reintroduces Clavinova CGP1000 digital piano

Open Labs has introduced a companion to the popular Timbaland Special Edition MiKo, namely the new Timbaland Special Edition NeKo, an all-in-one production studio powered by Windows XP, and capable of running virtually any Windows XP compatible software including a variety of DAW software, virtual instruments (VSTi), virtual effects (VST) […]

OpenLabs announces Timbaland Special Edition NeKo production station

iVideosongs is an on-demand, high-definition video service designed to teach aspiring musicians of all skill levels how to play their favourite songs on an instrument. iVideosongs instruction is provided by the original artists who wrote and performed the songs and also by expert instructors. “Aspiring musicians want to play complete […]

iVideosongs launches high-def video site for teaching aspiring musicians

Yamaha has introduced two new models in its CLP-200 range of Clavinova digital pianos. Clavinova CLP-265GP The CLP-265GP (click image for large view) offers a luxurious polished ebony mini-grand case cabinet, along with a range of the key CLP-200 Series technologies, including a Graded Hammer 3 (GH3) keyboard for true […]

Yamaha intros Clavinova CLP-265GP and CLP-295GP

Yamaha’s new MODUS H01 digital grand piano continues the line of compact, stylish digital grand pianos. As with their CLP-F01, Yamaha’s designers have addressed the needs of luxury homeowners who need to use space efficiently whilst accenting their rooms with stylish furniture. “Though we are catering to the new design-conscious […]

Yamaha intros MODUS H01 stylish, compact digital piano

From the same line of arranger workstations as the acclaimed Tyros2 comes three more keyboards from Yamaha. The PSR-S900 offers a range of features, including some previously only available on the Tyros2, including modelled organ voices, Super Articulation for sonically realistic instrument sounds, USB audio recorder, video out, USB storage, […]

Yamaha intros new arranger workstations: PSR-S700, PSR-S900, PSR-OR700

The British Piano Show has been confirmed for 16th and 17th September 2007, to be held at the Olympia Exhibition Centre. All of the major British piano manufacturers and suppliers will attend, including Kemble, Intermusic, Piano Warehouse, Kawai, Reid-Sohn and Yamaha. “The Pillar Hall is a self-contained building and is […]

British Piano Show confirmed: 16th-17th September

The winners of the 2007 World Piano Competition, held in Cincinnati, have been announced. 25-year-old Ching-Yun Hu of Taiwan won gold, receiving $10,000, plus numerous playing engagements. 30-year-old Christopher Atzinger of Minnesota took silver, earning $5,000. 26-year-old Yuri Shadrin from the Yale School of Music took bronze, and $3,000. (Via […]

2007 World Piano Competition winners announced

Abbey Road Studios and Propellerhead Software have teamed up to produce the Abbey Road Keyboards ReFill for the Reason software. Abbey Road Keyboards delivers a hypersampled collection of seven unique instruments, recorded using the original equipment at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The instruments are: Steinway Vertegrand “Mrs. Mills” piano […]

Propellerhead Software and Abbey Road Studios create Keyboards ReFill for ...

Remix Toolkit has released Dirty South Vol.1, a unique collection of radio-ready drum samples covering the sound of today’s Hip Hop & RnB. Dirty South Vol.1 contains 128 individual “one-shotâ€? drum samples professionally mixed, mastered and meticulously edited. All individual sounds are organized into 8 complete drum kits. Each complete […]

RemixToolkit Releases Dirty South Vol.1 Drum Sample Library

Akai has unveiled the MPK49, a semi-weighted, touch and aftertouch sensitive 49-note keyboard complete with 12 MPC-style drum pads. 48 drum pads are available via 4 banks, and there’s MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters, plus an arpeggiator. It delivers 72 assignable controls, including an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch […]

Akai MPK49 USB/MIDI semi-weighted controller keyboard

A Shanghai piano smuggling ring is suspected of dodging taxes to the tune of 10 million yuan ($1.29 million) in the sale of thousands of instruments.Shanghai customs seized eight smuggled pianos and traced them to 11 companies and 12 individuals, the China Daily said on Wednesday. One thing though: how […]

Chinese piano smugglers caught

“It’s after school, but about a dozen Jackson Elementary School students are prepared to stay as long as it takes to get this assignment done.Dome, dum, dum a bass drum sounds. They bob their heads, their knees bending at the sound of each beat. They grin and glance at one […]

Class doing assignment through music

So reports Wetherby Today: Talented local pianist, Julian Saphir from Harrogate will be playing on a nine-foot, three inch Shigeru Kawai piano, the only one of its kind in the UK. Kawai Pianos are sponsoring Julian, who will be playing the Prokofiev Piano Concert No 3, recently heard in the […]

Giant Kawai piano comes to Harrogate

Gramophone Magazine reports that a major 17th-century manuscript by the German keyboard composer Johann Jacob Froberger will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on November 30th, with an estimated price of £300k-£500k. The manuscript contains 35 pieces of keyboard music by Froberger (1616-67), which are thought not to exist anywhere else. Eighteen […]

Froberger manuscript up for auction

A piano cut up in the name of art was funded by “Arts Queensland” to the tune of AUS$3000. Rebecca Cunningham gave her talented performance – ripping through it with a chainsaw. But hey, it’s art – well she and some government officials that have probably never heard Rachmaninov (or […]

Australian government funds piano massacre

Pianist and Bach specialist Edward Aldwell died on May 28 at 68, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. He died of injuries suffered when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle near his home in Westchester County, New York, on May 7, according to the paper. Read article and brief obituary: Pianist […]

Pianist Edward Aldwell Dies in Accident at 68

The wooden casing and iron frame of a piano were found on Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, by a group of conservationists tidying the area. It had been buried under a pile of stones near the summit. “Our guys couldn’t believe their eyes,” trust director Nigel Hawkins said. “At first […]

Piano found on Ben Nevis